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Ellen @ImEllenC the north, UK

Old enough to know better...Lover of books, theatre, the NHS and gin 📚🍸 Up the women!

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Joined Twitter 10/14/10


@wordsbyhadley Yes, agree. Also I am looking forward to stabbing my colleagues ! 🤣 @wordsbyhadley GPs surgeries will have to close too. Initially we had 4 out of 10 staff off with symptoms.
6/6
2020
Just finished ‘NW’ by Zadie Smith, highly original and a change from my usual picks. Themes of alienation, chaotic… https://t.co/shvQwT63zc
6/2
2020
@5Mumsie @BloomandWild They look a little limp when they arrive but that’s normal, after putting in water and feed… https://t.co/qyaW6R03lC @5Mumsie I bet you are xI have never received anything from @BloomandWild before and my lovely daughter has sent me these beautiful peonies… https://t.co/7MNgXMsytx @5Mumsie That’s awful, I have several elderly patients who have been scammed over the phones, it’s despicable enoug… https://t.co/4twxN2tFmg
5/30
2020
The series of reports by @CliveMyrieBBC this week from the Royal London Hospital have been brilliant.
5/29
2020
@theoutdoorslady @STCakeDesign Fab idea! Xx ♥️♥️ @theoutdoorslady Absolutely! I’ve got Stuart delivering on Saturday so some small consolation! Xx @theoutdoorslady @TorUdall I KNEW you would love it as much as I did! Xx
5/28
2020
@sophiehannahCB1 The last scenes are worth the wait, best finale ever xToday I read #MyDarkVanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, not a comfortable read but very powerful and incredibly well writtenCummings is like the nightmare defence client who thinks he’s the cleverest person in court & no matter how strongl… https://t.co/PUYRb0HaWE
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5/25
2020
Love the Manon Bradshaw character and #PersonsUnknown by @SusieSteiner1 was a cracking read. Can’t wait to find out what Ellie did next 👀👀
5/24
2020
@fliceverett The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson, The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd and definitely Th… https://t.co/IRCDI8yu4dDominic Cummings blags his way onto a lifeboat: “I HAVE A CHILD” https://t.co/zyISKegfnx
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5/23
2020
@yearsofreading I loved this book x
5/22
2020
@theoutdoorslady @TorUdall @kewgardens Oh I am glad it got to you! Happy reading lovely lady ♥️♥️
5/21
2020
Just finished #FatesandFuries by @legroff such a good read, a marriage told from two perspectives, full of surprisi… https://t.co/bb9H6trhBD
5/19
2020
@charleswhite3 Will have to finish today!
5/15
2020
@5Mumsie 😂😂Also I posted a tepid book review last night and felt mean so deleted it..and that’s why I will never work as a cri… https://t.co/1RVFxWMU8eOooo, #IntoTheNight on Netflix is very good, almost watched the whole lot in one sitting @theoutdoorslady I saw this! Keep an eye out for the postie!! Xx Can’t believe I have never been!
5/14
2020
@theoutdoorslady @TorUdall Lol, I am posting it out to you! Knew it would RIGHT up your street! Xx also YES to a Kew visit xx
5/12
2020
Just finished #AThousandPaperBirds by @TorUdall such a beautiful book, so moving and now Kew Gardens is on my ‘must… https://t.co/BXLtzx2bqIGolf but no haircuts. This is what you get when you put men in charge.
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5/11
2020
@adorn_the_sky We were in fits of laughter, it’s like something I would cobble together on a laptop, and I’m computer illiterate!Also did anyone else laugh at the incredibly cheap bloody graphics? Opportunity Knocks clapometer? #BorisJohnson 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ @1963JFK @PatchettAnn You can’t read a kettle, James!My kettle broke so I was forced to go to Tesco, these count as ‘essential purchases only’ right? @PatchettAnnhttps://t.co/B4Cgrh3eOY
5/10
2020
My ace sister-in-law @swintonion1 brings me the BEST gifts! @barbakan_deli #pizzas https://t.co/pvwRjfvUUp
5/9
2020
That’s top drawer Italianing. https://t.co/NuIG3R7JpR
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5/7
2020
Big fan of @mserinkelly and #StoneMothers is a really good read, gothic and twisty, highly recommended
5/6
2020
@yearsofreading Oh me too! Right up my street!Not read any @jodipicoult for a while, really enjoyed #HouseRules she is a master story teller
5/5
2020
Have just finished @normalpeople and have given myself a headache from crying, it is just exquisite, 👏👏👏to everyone involvedMy old shielded mum was thrilled with the suprise cake delivery, thank you @STCakeDesign xxHugely appreciate the free delivery of @frostybutcher finest meat, especially with NHS discount, the whole team are stars, thank you x
5/2
2020
@charleswhite3 Exactly! It was the nicest thing I have ever won. Got a signed first edition of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin too. Happy days! @charleswhite3 That year, 1993, I won a competition in Marie Claire and could choose a book a month from Waterstone… https://t.co/3EAIRhHm7O @charleswhite3 Yes! I loved the sense of place and when it came out it seemed a really fresh, original voice. @charleswhite3 The Shipping News is one of my all time favourites x
4/30
2020
@redyellowparrot No not at all, I am preferring the TV version to be perfectly honest xWell #NormalPeople is just perfection, Marianne and Connell are EXACTLY how I imagined them when I read the book
4/27
2020
Oooo, I did enjoy that #Twin @Luke_Rann @allisonpearson @agw1437 @AvinalarfRe @ProfKarolSikora I understand your anxiety, we were doing smears u… https://t.co/0U2rR0J6Dm @DrewHanny1 @Luke_Rann @allisonpearson @agw1437 @AvinalarfRe @ProfKarolSikora I take it you are a man? You cannot p… https://t.co/2zweTeddLc @Luke_Rann @allisonpearson @agw1437 @AvinalarfRe @ProfKarolSikora Hi Luke, if your wife is getting any symptoms the… https://t.co/Bv7OIKQLtiReally enjoyed #TheLibrarian by @SalleyVickers highlights the huge importance of childhood exposure to books and th… https://t.co/mPCS3AYc64
4/25
2020
my parents coming to my dressing room after watching me die on stage https://t.co/74CAPPkvHX
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4/24
2020
Love me a bit of dystopian fiction and I did enjoy #TheLastDay by @andrewhunterm a very impressive debut which I HA… https://t.co/qYys0l87Se
4/22
2020
This is perfection 👏😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/6HIArUvPZG
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4/21
2020
That would be #Yesterday of courseJust watched #’Yesterday’ what a lovely film and blimey that scene with ‘John Lennon’ had me very teary
4/20
2020
Elton doing his best Vic Reeves here #OneWorldTogetherAtHome
4/19
2020
Spent a non productive day off work reading in the garden and ‘The Other Half of Augusta Hope’ by @JoannaGlenBookshttps://t.co/MzjfxVLN0M
4/16
2020
Love this, just downloaded Sweet Sorrow by @DavidNWriter what a fab idea https://t.co/eB5GTIfU7L
4/15
2020
‘Oneiron’ by @laura_lindstedt was a challenging read, very original novel
4/14
2020
Oooh #TheNest was very good, excellent acting all round
4/13
2020
@5Mumsie Yes, I loved the Goodies, it’s so sad when people who loomed so large in your childhood go 😞 @5Mumsie Oh this is sad
4/12
2020
@frostybutcher Thrilled with my delivery but can’t wait to get back to the shop, thanks to all the team x
4/11
2020
@5Mumsie I will! Actually, it’s not too bad now as we are doing most appointments via phone or video link. Will be… https://t.co/8mfDBWrlK7 @5Mumsie How awful for you, glad your husband has got through it and I hope you will be ok. I work at a GPs and we… https://t.co/rTS4gbawT3 @5Mumsie @hampsteadtea Hi! She is in a flat that she shares with her bf but he’s working in a hospital in NI at the… https://t.co/LjjBQ8eod3Came home from work to a very nice delivery should keep me going for a bit @hampsteadtea https://t.co/A4Rb6t4adW
4/8
2020
Just finished reading ‘Dear Edward’ by @napolitanoann in a couple of sittings, what a beautifully written novel, made me cry
4/5
2020
@Kestrel246 @allisonpearson Yes, true. I hope I don’t have that experience again too. Very worrying. You take care @Kestrel246 @allisonpearson Yes, mine dragged on for weeks and left me feeling very drained. Guess until the antibo… https://t.co/EdJFBOHVP7 @Kestrel246 @allisonpearson Odd isn’t it? I’m menopausal too so always hot ( don’t know if I had a fever!) but defi… https://t.co/YiDFgF2hUb @allisonpearson I had such a bad cough in December, my lung collapsed. Never had anything like it and I’m 54. Think… https://t.co/TvOOhddPPh
4/4
2020
@VictoriaPeckham @jealnicola Well done Janice, I always find myself nodding in agreement with everything you write. Congratulations
4/3
2020
Weirdly lost my reading mojo of late, finally finished ‘Swan Song’ by @kgjephcott great escapism, gossip and the ra… https://t.co/xcNjQX7xoJ @EONhelp Have done, thanks @EONhelp hello, I was due a meter change today, don’t think this will happen but not had any notification?
4/2
2020
@frostybutcher My ace sister in law @swintonion1 came over for me yesterday. The 20% off for NHS workers is hugely… https://t.co/XR45TxMdts
3/29
2020
Breaking my Lent Twitter absence to say that due to lack of face to face appointments, I have been helping to man t… https://t.co/Ob9UKeJyTV
3/25
2020
@CallumClifford @jet2tweets Yes, I’m reluctant to book an outward flight only just in case the whole booking has go… https://t.co/Zk9kNgzZu5 @CallumClifford @jet2tweets Hope you get sorted btw! @CallumClifford @jet2tweets They said it was due to lack of demand but I don’t think that’s strictly true as our Su… https://t.co/vKMpreeLbw @CallumClifford @jet2tweets Hello, can’t get through on live chat, they offered a refund via social media. My fligh… https://t.co/fjyYFV13H6
3/14
2020
@jomcdonnell233 @jet2tweets I think they have cut back the schedule not cancelled everything. There are flights ava… https://t.co/qSkUzVKJv8 @jomcdonnell233 @jet2tweets Me too and I think they should update their twitter account, told me it was due to lowe… https://t.co/pqxy5oguurHi @jet2tweets shouldn’t you issue some sort of update as many people appear to have flights up to August to Italy… https://t.co/YDHM9sb7gf @jomcdonnell233 @jet2tweets I have the same problem, flight in July cancelled. They won’t say why but looks like th… https://t.co/UJmXFK8hga
3/13
2020
@jet2tweets Will do, thanks @karen_wright2 @jet2tweets Oh no! I mean, hopefully by July all will be back to normal. Seems a bit extreme. @jet2tweets Hi, I have had an email tonight saying our flight to Pisa has been cancelled. This isn’t until July so… https://t.co/mIQYnPQf4w
3/12
2020
Finally got round to reading ‘The Silence of the Girls’ by Pat Barker, beautiful book https://t.co/PlWAyxuxJL
3/11
2020
I thoroughly enjoyed #BigSky by Kate Atkinson, far more than her more recent novels, love Jackson Brodie and hope he makes a return soon
2/28
2020
Think I will TRY to give up Twitter for Lent, will have to post about the books I have read as that’s the only way… https://t.co/qfZeS9pRpo
2/25
2020
@allisonpearson Tea, cake, gin, books, spring flowers, planning holidays, friends, lighter days and Curb Your Enthusiam.
2/22
2020
I love #PotteryThrowdown just a show full of joy, so much better than Bake Off imho
2/19
2020
#SuchAFunAge by @kileyreid is a great book. Deals with class, race and so much more in a smart, funny way. I need more Emira in my life!
2/17
2020
@theoutdoorslady 😂😂
2/13
2020
@janeloe3 @janeclarejones 👏👏👏👏 @robjordan @lisanandy Absolutely, I am so disappointed
2/12
2020

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